Vroon subsidiary sells MR pair to Union Maritime

Iver Ships, the tanker subsidiary of Belgium’s Vroon, has sold two 2007-built MR tankers – Iver Express and Iver Example – to UK-based Union Maritime for a price Clarksons Research lists as around $16.75m each.

Both vessels are due for special survey this coming June and July respectively and will deliver to the new buyers basis surveys being due. The IMO II class ships have 16 cargo tanks each.

Iver Ships has three other MR tankers, six handysizes and 14 bitumen tankers in its fleet.

Laurent Cadji founded Union Maritime in 2006 with the aim of building a leading oil product logistics platform in West Africa.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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